Diogenes

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • Diogenes: For other uses, see Diogenes (disambiguation). Diogenes (/daɪˈɒdʒəˌniːz/; Greek: Διογένης, Diogenēs [di.oɡénɛ͜ɛs]) was a Greek philosopher and one of
  • Diogenes Laërtius: Diogenes Laërtius (/daɪˈɒdʒᵻniːz leɪˈɜːrʃiəs/; Greek: Διογένης Λαέρτιος, Diogenēs Laertios; fl. c. 3rd century AD) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers
  • Diogenes Verlag: The Diogenes Verlag (short: Diogenes) is a Swiss publisher in Zurich, founded in 1952 by Daniel Keel (de), with a focus on literature, plays and cartoons
  • Diogenes (disambiguation): philosopher Diogenes of Sinope (412–323 BC). Diogenes may also refer to: Diogenes of Apollonia or Diogenes Apolloniates (c. 460 BC), philosopher Diogenes of
  • Constantine Diogenes: For other people named Constantine Diogenes, see Constantine Diogenes (disambiguation). Constantine Diogenes (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Διογένης; died 1032)
  • Nikephoros Diogenes: Nikephoros Diogenes (Greek: Νικηφόρος Διογένης), Latinized as Nicephorus Diogenes, was the son of Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes and Eudokia Makrembolitissa
  • Diogenes of Babylon: Seleucia, see Diogenes of Seleucia. Diogenes of Babylon (also known as Diogenes of Seleucia; Greek: Διογένης Βαβυλώνιος; Latin: Diogenes Babylonius;
  • Constantine Diogenes (pretender): Pseudo-Constantine Diogenes or Pseudo-Leo Diogenes (died after 1095) was an unsuccessful pretender to the Byzantine throne against Emperor Alexios I Komnenos
  • Diogenes of Seleucia: philosopher, also from Seleucia, see Diogenes of Babylon. For the Cynic philosopher, see Diogenes of Sinope. Diogenes of Seleucia (Greek: Διογένης; fl. 2nd

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* When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. - John W. Gardner

* 'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.' - Laertius Diogenes


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